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10 Pounds of ‘Meth Candy’ Seized in Broward: Police

It was a sweet bust for federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Florida.

Investigators seized 10 pounds of methamphetamine disguised as hard candy during a drug sting in Lauderhill. The fake candies were individually wrapped in bright packaging and labeled with Spanish words like "piñata."

Jorge Maldonado, 24, was arrested and charged with consipring to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute an illegal stimulant.

According to court documents, Maldonado admitted that he was being paid $2,000 to drive the meth to what he thought was a Broward drug dealer.

His lawyer, Robert Resnick, told the Sun Sentinel Monday he could not comment until he reviewed the evidence in the case.

If convicted, Maldonado could face ten years to life in federal prison.

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